Atlantic lives : a comparative approach to early America / Timothy J. Shannon.

Shannon, Timothy J. (Timothy John), 1964- [Browse]
New York : Pearson/Longman, c2004.
xiii, 251 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.


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"Atlantic Lives" is a primary source reader designed for undergraduate courses in Early American and Atlantic World History. Organized thematically, each chapter features primary source selections that place Early American History in a comparative context with the wider Atlantic World. These selections come from a wide variety of non-traditional sources, including travel narratives from West Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Features of the book include discussion questions and recommended readings at the end of each chapter as well as maps and illustrations.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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  • What is Atlantic history?
  • Into the Atlantic crucible: An early Portuguese encounter with West Africans ; First impressions in South America ; An Indian perspective on the European's arrival in North America
  • The Columbian exchange: An Elizabethan scientist admires Indian agriculture ; The exchange of furs and microbes in New France ; A military officer contemplates life in a beaver lodge
  • Captivity and conversion : religion and the European-Indian encounter: A French missionary's captivity among the Mohawks ; A Pennsylvania woman's adoption into an Indian family ; A Christian Indian challenges his colonial mentor
  • West Africa and the Atlantic slave trade: A African experiences enslavement ; A European describes a slave-trading post
  • The plantation complex in the Caribbean: Servants, slaves, and masters in Barbados ; A description of African Maroon communities
  • Spanish and Portuguese in the Americas: Two views of the Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico, 1680 ; A description of plantation society in Portuguese Brazil
  • The Dutch, French, and English in North America: A Dutch traveler in New Netherland/New York, 1679-1680 ; A French military officer describes the Indians of Canada, 1757 ; Benjamin Franklin calculates the population of British North America
  • The wooden world, maritime labor and piracy: A Dutch pirate in the seveteenth-century Caribbean ; A AFrican's seafaring odyssey in the Atlantic world ; A woman's perception of life on a whaling ship
  • The Atlantic highway, European migrations: A German warns his countrymen abouth the perils of migration ; A French account of a passage to Canada ; Two Scottish opinions on the emigration experience
  • Constructing gender in the Atlantic world: A French nun remarks on Native American women ; Moravian women's spiritual autobiographies ; A Scottish woman's impression of gender relations in the British West Indies and North Carolina
  • Enlightenment and revolution: A French expatriate describes colonial society in British North America ; A transatlantic revolutionary's attack on monarchy and aristocracy ; A Creole revolutionary's vision for the future of Spanish America
  • Out of the Atlantic crucible: A German traveler describes the race-based social order of Mexico ; A French traveler considers the future of race relations in the United States of America ; A Free Black's incendiary call for the destruction of slavery.
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